COMMEMORATION OF THE 60TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE ASIAN-AFRICAN CONFERENCE & 10TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE NEW ASIAN-AFRICAN STRATEGIC PARTNERSHIP

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On the occasion of the Commemoration of the 60th Anniversary of the Asian African Conference and the 10th Anniversary of the New Asian-African Strategic Partnership (NAASP), the Government of the Republic of Indonesia will host a series of high-level events, under the theme of “Strengthening South-South Cooperation to Promote World Peace and Prosperity”, in the city of Jakarta and Bandung on 19-24 April 2015. Continue reading

Tourist Destination in Bandung

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Bandung in western Java is Indonesia’s third-largest city. It sits 2,460 feet above sea level, surrounded by volcanoes. Bandung is an interesting place to visit (like Tangkuban Perahu crater, Patenggang lake), with traditional performances, tea plantations, and wonderful panorama.

 

NUMBER OF FOREIGN TOURISTS TO INDONESIA UP

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The number of foreign tourists visiting Indonesia rose 7.29 percent to 8.52 million in the first 11 months of 2014 from 7.94 million in the same period in 2013.

In November alone the number of foreign visitors fell to 764,460 from 808,770 in October, the Central Bureau of Statistics (BPS) said. Continue reading

GOVERNMENT ALLOCATES RP 250 BILLION FOR CLEAN WATER SUBSIDY

pdam 1The government has set aside at least Rp250 billion (US$ 20,491.80) to subsidize bank interests on loans taken by regional drinking water supply companies (PDAMs) to invest in increasing the capacity of clean water supply in 2015.
The government has provided a subsidy of five percent maximally for interest on bank loans, Head of the Support Agency for the Development of Drinking Water Supply Systems (BPPSPAM) Tamin M. Zakaria Amin recently noted in a statement. Continue reading

MINANGKABAU’S SHIMMERING HAND-WOVEN SONGKET AND WOODCARVING

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Minangkabau is not only blessed with picturesque panorama, undulating hills and mountain ranges, mystifying Lakes , waterfalls and lush green fields, but also with the vibrant culture of its indigenous Minangkabau ethnic group. The colorful culture of the Minangkabau is etched in the widely recognized hand-woven Songket fabrics, –  hailed as the most refined in the world, –  as well as in other fine handicrafts. Continue reading